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Harold J. Ambuehl Elementary 
28001 San Juan Creek Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Main Line. . .  949-661-0400
Fax. . .  949-488-3158
Call In Sick. . .  949-661-3412
YMCA. . .  949-493-5327

Call-In-Sick Line

Please utilize the Call-In-Sick line to report your child's absence or to clear an absence.

Call-In-Sick Line

Office Hours

The Ambuehl office is available to help you Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM



School Hours

Grades 1-5
7:45 - 2:05 (M, W, Th, F)
7:45 - 12:50 (T)

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.:
Early Birds -- 7:45- 11:38
Late Owls -- 9:15 - 1:08

Early Birds -- 7:45 - 11:38
Late Owls -- 7:45 - 11:38

Today: 4/25/17
12:50 PM Yogurt Zone

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PTA Carnival

Join us on Friday, April 28 for the Ambuehl PTA Carnival! Food, games, music, and, of course, fun to be had by all! Don't forget about the silent auction!

See you Friday, April 28 at the Carnival!


Students in grades 3 - 5 will be participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment program March 8 - 26. Your child's teacher will be sending home a specific testing calendar with and dates and times. Students are invited to practice test format questions at school, as well as at home. Please click here to access the practice test.

2017/18 Registration

Ambuehl is currently accepting student registrations for all grade levels for the 2017/18 school year. Please note, children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 to attend Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. The School of Choice window opens February 1. Registration begins online at Once completed, print out the necessary documents and bring to Ambuehl to complete the process. The registration process begins at the child's home school.


Please note, you do not need to register current K-4 Ambuehl students for the next school year.


Please click here for additional information.

Please click here for the 2017-18 school year calendar.


Please check the Ambuehl PTA website for PTA events and information.

Ambuehl Elementary Upcoming events:



  • Jamba Juice. . . Tuesday, April 11, 12:50 PM/front of school
  • Yogurt Zone. . . Tuesday, April 18, 12:50 PM/front of school
  • Walk Through Revolution (5th grade). . . Friday, April 21/MPR
  • Yogurt Zone. . . Tuesday, April 25, 12:50 PM/front of school
  • Field Trip (5th Grade). . . Wednesday, April 26, 8:45 AM - 1;15 PM/Ocean Quest Newport Beach
  • Field Trip (Stratford & Young). . . Friday, April 28, 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM/Green Acres
  • PTA Carnival. . . Friday, April 28, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM/Playground & Field


  • CAASPP testing (statewide assessment, Grs. 3-5). . . Monday, May 1 - 19 (testing window)
    • Teacher will send home specific testing dates/times.
  • Jamba Juice. . . Tuesday, May 9, 12:50 PM/front of school
  • Yogurt Zone. . . Tuesday, May 16, 12:50 PM/front of school
  • Field Trip (4th Grade). . . Monday, May 22/Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Primary Music Showcase. . . Friday, May 26, times TBA/MPR
  • Memorial Day. . . Monday, May 29/Student Holiday


  • Fifth Grade Celebration. . . Thursday, June 1, 8:30 AM/Playground
  • Last student day. . . Thursday, June 1/modified dismissal schedule 

Fifth Grade Activities

  • Variety Show. . . Wednesday, May 24, 6:00 PM/MPR
  • Beach Trip. . . Wednesday, May 31/SC pier
  • Fifth Grade Celebration. . . Thursday, June 1, 8:30 AM/Playground 

Drop off/pick up Reminders

  • Please enter the parking lot for drop-off/pick-up at the stop sign located at Cartagena.

  • After entering the parking lot, continue forward to drop-off/pick-up area.

  • Busses utilize the outside lane (closest to the curb), cars use the inside lane.

  • Pull forward as far as possible. The BLUE sign indicates the start of the drop off/pick up area.

  • Remind your children to have their backpacks and school materials ready to go before you enter the parking lot.

  • Do not leave your car unattended at the drop-off/pick-up zone.

  • Please do not drop off or pick up your children in the bus lane.

  • Exit the parking lot at Cartagena.

  • Model safe behavior and use the crosswalk on the street and in the parking lot.

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